There’s something about a hot cup of coffee that rounds out a perfect morning. Residents of our downtown Durham apartments will have no problem getting their caffeine fix because West Village is located near some of the city’s best cafes and coffee shops. Stop by one of these charming coffee shops before work or hang out with a book on a Saturday afternoon – you’re sure to find your favorite local spot for a pick-me-up.
Just a 5-minute walk from our apartments in downtown Durham is Beyú Caffè. The warm, welcoming, and cozy environment offer guests some of the best coffee and cafe cuisine in the city. Their coffee specialties include all of the classics along with house creations like the Caramello and Turtle Mocha. Coffee drinks aren’t the only thing Beyú Caffè is serving up – they also have wine, beer, cocktails, and food. Breakfast options include French toast and omelets while the lunch and dinner menus boast sandwiches, shrimp & grits, wings, and more. View the menu and order online through the cafe’s website.
Take your tastebuds on a wild journey when you visit Cocoa Cinnamon – either a 15-minute walk or 3-minute drive from West Village. Currently offering a no-contact walk-up line as well as online orders, visitors can indulge in some of the most unique coffee and chocolate drinks you could imagine. You can stick with a latte or a cappuccino, or you can try something completely new. Try the Dr. Durham with vanilla bean syrup, maca root, ginger, and black lava salt or the Modica drinking chocolate made with liquid truffles and steamed half and half. Visit their website for the full menu and to place your order online.
Ninth Street Bakery
Although technically a bakery and not a coffee shop, the Ninth Street Bakery is still a great option when you want to start your morning with a freshly baked pastry and a hot cup of joe. The local bakery has been serving the area since 1981 is baking up some of the yummiest bread and pastries and creating mouth-watering sandwiches for lunch. For something sweet, try the whoopie pies, blueberry cream cheese danish, or the bear claw. For something savory, go for the hot sliced turkey sandwich, veggie melt, or black bean chili. Visit the Ninth Street Bakery for menus and to place an order online.
Foster Street Coffee
Serving the best Fair Trade, organic, single-origin coffees from around the world, Foster Street Coffee is just over a 10-minute walk from our downtown Durham apartments. The menu has all of the coffee shop staples you’re looking for as well as some house-made creations. Try the Nuts About You Latte with pistachio and vanilla syrup with espresso and steamed milk or the Morning Bun Cappuccino with cinnamon bun syrup, espresso, and foamed oat milk. Order online and view Foster Street Coffee’s menu on their website.
There’s really only one way to make coffee better and that’s to add ice cream. Head over to Sugar Koi for a shot of espresso and a scoop of some of the yummiest ice cream in North Carolina. Combining favorite American flavors with an Asian flair, Sugar Koi has must-try flavors that you can’t quite find anywhere else. On the menu, you’ll find Banana Pudding, Thai Tea, Strawberry Field, and Cappuccino Crunch, to name a few flavors. Visit their website to see the menu and view their hours.
The Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop
Using fresh and local ingredients, The Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop is your place for a morning treat, afternoon snack, or belly-filling dinner. Of course, coffee drinks are on the menu but it’s their food that makes the cafe and bakeshop really stand out. Fresh-baked pastries, brunch, sandwiches, and wraps are offered throughout the day and the bakeshop is whipping up cakes, cupcakes, brownies, fudge bars, and more. Check out their website to look at their menus and order online.
Triangle Coffee House
Just over a mile from our apartments in downtown Durham is Triangle Coffee House. Serving handcrafted coffee and espresso-based drinks, Triangle Coffee House uses freshly roasted beans and organic coffee that is Fair Trade Certified. Some of the barista specialties on the menu include the Golden Latte with turmeric, cinnamon, and vanilla or the Lavender Bloom which is orange ginger mint tea with lavender and milk. Visit their website to order online for pick-up.
With so many delicious caffeinated beverages around, you could spend months exploring all of these local cafes and coffee shops near West Village. So, when you’re looking for an energy boost or a tasty bite to eat, all you need to do is take a short walk outside. Stop by and see why you should call our Downtown Durham apartments home today.